Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

'I'm told Leicester have made serious enquiries'

'I'm told Leicester have made serious enquiries'

Former Arsenal and Villarreal midfielder Robert Pires claims that Leicester have made 'serious enquiries' to sign him.

The 36-year-old is currently available on a free transfer after his deal with Villarreal expired, and admits that he is open to the idea of a return to England.

'If the right kind of club expresses an interest, I have no problem going over and doing a pre-season so they can have a closer look at me,' he said.

'There's obviously a few big English teams chasing me. I'm told Leicester and Birmingham have made serious inquires.

'I still think I can play in the Premier League, but the challenge of getting a team like Leicester promoted is very appealing, especially with maybe two seasons left in my legs.'

Pires made 189 appearances in his six years with Arsenal, proving a huge success in the Gunners' invincible season of 2003/04.

With 79 French caps also to his name the midfielder possesses pedigree in abundance, something which could persuade manager Nigel Pearson to take a closer look at the player.

West Ham and Birmingham also appear to be in the mix for Pires, but given his age first team football is perhaps unlikely at either in the Premier League.

Foxes chairman Milan Mandaric has been involved in several attempts to sign players with former Premiership success, including Robbie Fowler, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Edgar Davids.

The Davids rumours picked up speed quickly much to the amazement of Leicester fans, but no agreement between the two parties could be made.

And it now appears as though Pires could be in the club's line of sight as Pearson aims to build a side capable of gaining promotion from the Championship next season.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:JBFox
Date:Wednesday June 16 2010
Time: 9:52AM

Comments

0
Super Bob for Leicester? Would be a good signing but he'll always be a red =]
Chipo
16/06/2010 11:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Match Day Officials v Arsenal

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Arsenal this weekend.

Drinkwater Gets England Recognition

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been invited along by England head coach Roy Hodgson for an international get together given his form for Leicester so far...

The Leicester City Walking Wounded - Injury Update

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Ranieri - I'm Still Here To Build

Manager Claudio Ranieri has spoken of his aims at joining Leicester over the summer and admitted that whatever happens this season, the aim is to be a regular...

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Profile
Foxes25
Profile
Simon
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel5%
Simpson0%
Morgan0%
Huth58%
Fuchs6%
Mahrez16%
Drinkwater6%
Kante6%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki0%
Vardy3%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - Ulloa0%
Sub - Dyer0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 12:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 5:30PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)